I am a mother of three children, ages 11, 6, and 1. I am also an elementary school gifted teacher in the Brookwood area with 14 years teaching experience and four undergraduate and graduate degrees in Elementary Education, including an Ed.S. degree working toward a Ph.D. in Education and Reading. As both a mom and an educator with very high childcare expectations, I can tell you that Five Forks Academy is the BEST childcare center for your child. Both my 6 year old and 1 year old have had the good fortune to attend Five Forks Academy for the past three years. Our family has experienced the baby room all the way up to the Pre-K classes at Five Forks Academy, all of which are exceptional. The child-teacher ratio is low, the staff is well trained, well groomed, professional, and loving, the directors are helpful and caring, and the owner is welcoming and knowledgeable. Each child is given individual care and attention. Extra care is given to keep the children clean and fed and happy throughout the day. The school is bright and clean and each room is welcoming and filled with all sorts of child centered materials, including top quality books, toys, reading rugs, fish tanks, pretend play centers, dress up centers, quiet time area, and much more. The outdoor play areas have child-friendly play equipment, tricycles, and garden areas for planting. It is evident that the staff truly believes that no child is too young to learn. From the infant room to PreK, the children's days are well planned and full of academic and artistic pursuits. Enrichment for each child is offered at an age-appropriate level so that all children have opportunities to experience art and music and literacy every day, even in the infant rooms! There are also numerous options offered in addition to the regular curriculum including dance, karate, sports groups, book fairs, summer camps, field trips, and professional photographs. The staff communicates well with parents, giving daily reports in the infant rooms and monthly newsletters packed with important information at the other age levels. There is also an informative web page for the center that keeps parents updated with information about upcoming needs and events. And, of course, the director and owner are also glad to talk with parents one-on-one and are present at the center each day. As a mom, it has made it so much easier to leave my children in the care of others when my children are so happy and content the moment we arrive at Five Forks Academy each day. My 1 year old reaches out to her sweet teachers and smiles at them as soon as we walk in the door each day. I highly recommend this exceptional child care facility to anyone wanting the absolute BEST for their children and who needs the peace of mind each day that their children are in good hands and are being loved and well cared for throughout the day.
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Our two year old daughter has attended FFA for seven months. I have my B.S. and M.Ed. in Early Childhood Education and I am a kindergarten teacher at a local elementary school. Therefore, my husband and I are very particular about early education. We visited several schools in the area before selecting FFA for our daughter. On our tour, I was very impressed with the Owner's knowledge of child development and felt the teachers, facilities and students overall happiness and engagement spoke for themselves. We feel comfortable and happy leaving our daughter in their care each day. I feel the pros to FFA are: friendliness, safety, facilities, nutrition, quality of care, age appropriate learning activities, their willingness to understand teachers schedules/holidays, incorporation of songs and movement into the daily schedule, no tv or movie watching, offering special days (pj day, dress up day, stone soup day), celebrating many fun holidays throughout the year, outdoor play, &quot;family style&quot; dining in the cafe', low ratios, staff uniforms, electronic check in/out system, keypad entry, ability to pay monthly online, and always answering the phone when I call! I feel the cons to FFA are: not offering events that build community among the parents (I would love to get to know my daughter's friends and their parents), not requiring staff to have a degree in education, not holding parent conferences to review my child's development, not performing a social/emotional/behavioral/cognitive assessment and/or checklist based on the curriculum they are using, not compiling a portfolio for my child showcasing her strengths and weaknesses, not requiring teachers to send home weekly lesson plans and enrichment activities that parents can implement at home to reinforce what is being learned at school, and not well designated/organized learning environments (drama, home living, library, blocks, sand/water tables, math, science, community) with a wealth of age appropriate materials in the 2 and 3 year old classrooms. Overall, I am VERY happy with the care my daughter receives at FFA. From the time I pick her up in the afternoon until she goes to bed at night, she sings songs she has learned, talks about her friends, her teachers and her fun day! At 2, she knows her colors, shapes, several letters, several letter sounds, the days of the week, the months of the year, all the nursery rhymes, and she can count in English and Spanish from 1-10!
I am confused as to the negative remarks that I've read in regards to this daycare. I honestly think that competing daycares are posting those. This is one of the best daycares in this vicinity of Gwinnett. I am very much a parent there, no outside relationship with the staff to steer me from stating the following, and you are free to email me at email@example.com to ask any questions. I am very passionate about this because when I had my daughter who is now 9 I had to switch her 4x because of such high turn overs, inexperienced kids watching kids, rude staff (please see Discovery Point in Snellville if you want to experience what a rude owner really is), and in that same case mistreatment of my child. So you can imagine that after having my son, I was VERY particular about where I placed him. I was introduced to FFA from another mom that spoke very highly of them. I went to visit and fell in love. 1. the infant room where I needed to place my son in at that time had the same 2 women that had take care of her kids when they went there. The ratio in that room is kept lower than state requirements, and the ladies are wonderful, nurturing women. Great pick for that room. My son is 3 and in pre-k3 and I dread moving him anywhere else. Moving from Boston with no family, the FFI staff, Mrs. Anne and Mrs. Terri have become an extended part of my family. I have lost my job and through these various ups and downs they have always extended themselves to us and worked with us until I got myself back on my feet. They all know us and give us updates the moment we walk in. Their concern is genuine and I appreciate this group of people. The facility and grounds are impeccable!!!!!!!! When I drop off my son, he reaches for the teachers, which says a lot about how loved they make him feel, and when I went through a questionnaire for his classroom and asked who his best friend to play with in class, he mentioned 3 kids and the teacher. Kids are pure with no Ill intentions, and my son's reaction to the staff is the most important validation I need in order to know that this is a great facility with even better people, and I promise I would not give this type of review had I not felt this strongly about it and wanted to make sure that it received the praise that it truly deserves!